Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Total Health Tuesday- Speed, I am Speed...

Occasionally the Disney movie Cars makes it to the DVD player.
Whenever that happens I immediately think of a certain Nascar obsessed little boy I once knew.....
Anyways! Today I want to talk about speed. About putting a little more "umph" into the workout.
Since I have been doing my Bible in 90 Days Challenge, I have mainly been walking my miles while reading my daily requirements. This is because I usually get behind on the reading on the weekends when our schedule is a little different and I'm not getting up so early.
Now that I have gotten a little ahead and almost completed the challenge (YAY!) it has freed me up for a little running time.
On Saturday I walked and ran a Budget 5k. When I logged my time and speed into my Lose It! app on my ipod I noticed something.... the calories burned.
For the part I walked (about 20 minutes) was at a speed of 4.5 mph and according to Lose It! I burned about 200 calories.
Now the day before I walked and walked at a reading pace and walked with some speed. For the 40 minutes I walked at 3 mph (to me it seems like a regular walking pace) I burned only 174!
I think we would all agree that our time is precious and that we do not want to spend more time on one thing that is needed, so SPEED! I am SPEED!
I have upped my speed on my workouts and try to push myself a little harder, this saves me almost 15 minutes on my workout (I stop at 3 miles).
Do you know what you can do with 15 MINUTES!!
By pushing yourself just a little more you can accomplish so much in a short amount of time.
I plan to incorporate this push at least 3 workouts a week, to really give it my all and see what I can do.
And because I haven't posted a video in a while... enjoy.

"Float Like a Butterfly Sting like a Beamer!" ;)

1 comment:

Angela said...

Guess who CAN NOT WAIT for the sequel to come out this summer??? :-) Seriously though, that's why I never walk. I'd rather shoot myself in the foot than walk, because it just isn't worth the burn compared to running! :-)

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